Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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High Performance Coated Nonwovens For Outdoor Structures, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

High Performance Coated Nonwovens For Outdoor Structures, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Carbohydrate citrate-chitosan material as a surface coating for paper and nonwoven materials for filtration, metal ion capture and absorbent applications, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Carbohydrate citrate-chitosan material as a surface coating for paper and nonwoven materials for filtration, metal ion capture and absorbent applications, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Modifying the Structure and Properties of Flash Spun Webs by Hydroentangling, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Modifying the Structure and Properties of Flash Spun Webs by Hydroentangling, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Game-Changing Surface Pre-Treatment Technology for Nonwovens, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Game-Changing Surface Pre-Treatment Technology for Nonwovens, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Highly Stretchable Conductive Fibers, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Highly Stretchable Conductive Fibers, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Aqueous Based Polyolefin Dispersions: A New Technology for Enhancing the Properties of Textiles and Nonwoven Products, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Aqueous Based Polyolefin Dispersions: A New Technology for Enhancing the Properties of Textiles and Nonwoven Products, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Assessment of Anisotropic Viscoelastic-Plastic Mechanical Properties of Thermally Bonded Bicomponent Fibre Nonwovens, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Assessment of Anisotropic Viscoelastic-Plastic Mechanical Properties of Thermally Bonded Bicomponent Fibre Nonwovens, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Melt Electrospinning â?¢ Method for Manufacturing Layers of Submicron Fibers, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Melt Electrospinning • Method for Manufacturing Layers of Submicron Fibers, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

New capabilities of microencapsulation for Nonwovens and A collaborative approach to creative applications for microencapsulation, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

New capabilities of microencapsulation for Nonwovens and A collaborative approach to creative applications for microencapsulation, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

New Developments in Low Energy EB Equipment, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

New Developments in Low Energy EB Equipment, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

New Resin Technology for Moisture-vapor Permeable Fabrics, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

New Resin Technology for Moisture-vapor Permeable Fabrics, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

The Design & Application of Residential Fiberglass Insulation Products, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

The Design & Application of Residential Fiberglass Insulation Products, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Proper Grade Selection for Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling and Wear Part Applications in the Nonwovens Converting Industry, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Proper Grade Selection for Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling and Wear Part Applications in the Nonwovens Converting Industry, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

New Moisture Management Fibers, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

New Moisture Management Fibers, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Responsive Nonwoven Structure for Therapeutic Delivery, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Responsive Nonwoven Structure for Therapeutic Delivery, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Soy Chemistry Fiber & Film Developments, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Soy Chemistry Fiber & Film Developments, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Three-Dimensional Structural Characterization of Hydroentangled Nonwovens, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Three-Dimensional Structural Characterization of Hydroentangled Nonwovens, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Nonwovens in automotive applications, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Nonwovens in automotive applications, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Multifunctional Cotton Fabric: Antimicrobial and Durable Press Finish, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Multifunctional Cotton Fabric: Antimicrobial and Durable Press Finish, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Determination of Dynamic Wiping Efficiency and Vapor Adsorption Capability of Novel Nonwoven Composite Wipes for Decontamination of Toxic Oil Spill, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Determination of Dynamic Wiping Efficiency and Vapor Adsorption Capability of Novel Nonwoven Composite Wipes for Decontamination of Toxic Oil Spill, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference